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>> if it makes people happy, that's good, we need people to enjoy. lauren: the whole thing with the hallmark channel. makes you feel good. thank you for joining us on fbn:am, let's say good morning to mornings with maria. maria: happy thursday, everybody, i'm maria bartiromo, thanks for joining us, it is thursday december 12th, top stories at 6:00 a.m. on the east coast, china trade focus at the white house this morning, president trump to meet with top trade advisers to talk about tariffs on $160 billion of chinese goods to take effect this sunday, this as chinese officials say are in close contact with u.s. counter parts as both sides work to phase 1 deal, anything can happen in the next few days ahead of sunday deadline, futures pointing to fractional higher opening, take allow, s&p futures up 2 and nasdaq futures higher by 10 points, it is decision day in the uk this belonger, people -- morning, people are heading to
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the polls, we will take you live on high-stakes election, could decide the fate of britain leaving the european. the war on wealth, new study reveals senator's elizabeth warren to tax the rich, falls short bringing in a trillion dollars less than what she expected, mornings with maria begins right now. joining the conversation fox business dagen mcdowell, liz peek and forbes media chairman former republican presidential candidate steve jobs. what a hearing yesterday, testimony of michael horowitz in capitol hill, i personally think it was damning and incredible, inspector general testified in senate judiciary committee on office's findings in regards to
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alleged surveillance abuse during 2016 election, horowitz calling out the fbi highlighting long-standing issues within the fbi, watch. >> basic and fundamental errors were made by 3 teams on sensitive fbi investigations after matter had been briefed in the highest level of the fbi, paid central and essential role in order to seek fisa order. relied on steele after concerns by department attorney that steele may have been hired associated with rival candidate or campaign. >> a lawyer at the fbi creates fraudulent evidence, alters an e-mail, that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement to the court that the court relies on. am i stating that accurate? >> that's correct. that is what occurred. >> what has been described few
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we are -- irregularities to fisa court and to keep an operation open against a sitting president of the united states, violating every norm known to the rule of law. maria: incredible that the investigation continued, the surveillance continued even after inauguration and well into the presidency there. i have the ig report in front of me and there's one piece of this that we are going to break news later which has not been discontinued at all and we will speak to carter page, he will be any special guest coming up, your reaction on what you saw yesterday steve forbes. >> i think there's a vivid contrast on what is in the report and the conclusions that people drew of them, the regular media drew from them. >> horowitz himself couldn't go over the edge and say this is
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what really happened, dianne feinstein could do her little thing, is there proof of a experience, no, when -- conspiracy, they moved to try to destroy his presidency. they were ruining democracy to save democracy, most astonishing thing in american history. this is bigger than watergate. maria: we knew that. i like senator kennedy, okay, you didn't fine the e-mail that underline conclusion that he was no bias, you didn't find the e-mail when he said i did it, i wanted to take down trump, you have the obvious e-mail? >> set allow bar for finding political bias, there really is no other way to read the report other there was some motivating
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factor behind all the egregious things that they did, mistakes really isn't the right word, they lied, they were purposely obscuring information that could have been beneficial to the trump campaign, they went on for months and months with an information they know was totally bonus, what was the motivation, just stupidity, i mean, is the fbi really ranking file going to be content to think that the most incompetent -- >> there was 3 different teens of investigators all of who pursue the same solicitous material. democrats had great talking point, no political bias, that was destroyed in the hearings, there's no way you can conclude that. maria: more than that dagen, how many months did we hear the likes of john brennan and clapper saying that the steele dossier had nothing to do with the warrant to wiretap carter page, it was all they sad in -- had in terms of getting --
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dagen: members of the media are complicit in pushing not only the steele dossier narrative debunked but also the russia collusion investigation and these two things go hand in hand in washington post article, just ridiculed the nunes memo, i was reading an article, i think it was foreign policy magazine about how damning the steele dossier was. the issue here is -- again, so to former head of the fbi all the way down, that includes you as you go about this victory lap, another victory lap for jim comey. number 2, we are concerned about this because the fisa court and these surveillance warrants are the tool that law enforcement uses to protect the united
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states and so you have a process that was filled with errors and bias and what will happen potentially, the american people will demand that these powers be taken away, ultimately we are less safe because of the abuses under jim comey. >> what a contrast between the washington post today and the washington post of the early 1970's. maria: it's sad, it's really sad, but you're right, they used the tools that we used on terrorists against donald trump because they didn't want him there. >> here is a headline from foreign policy, this was a few years ago, you don't get slapped with fisa warrant unless the court thinks you could be the agent of foreign power, it was about carter page, how wrong they were. maria: you remember what it was like 2 years ago, you know, ill come in after my sunday show after having original reporting on exactly what took place and
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the virtually the entire media landscape would slam me for coming out and saying this is what we learned yesterday, the nunes memo, et cetera, and it was like they just ignored it, they ignored all of the obvious signs and just tried to come up with the narrative that the trump administration wasn't being spied on. >> by the way it's not just comey that gets trashed, adam schiff also, which by the way a lot of people were applauding on the right. maria: andrew mccabe, the interview that jim comey did in msnbc, embarrassing, let me turn to china trade, that's the big story, president trump expected to meet with top trade advisers, spoke with chuck grassley said sources told him that they will not go into effect. >> a conversation i had but i
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won't say who with didn't deal with tariffs but tell me that tariffs will not be imposed on december 15th and we could possibly be close to an agreement with china, beyond that, i don't have much more information on that but it was all -- all we -- very much a positive conversation about reaching a phase 1 agreement with china. maria: you don't know where this is coming from because every time we talk about whether or not the administration is, in fact, considering lifting tariffs people like peter navarro, the hawks in government, they knock it down, they say there's no indication that the president is even considering lifting the tariffs, we will see what happens up until sunday, we have andy from hauwei coming in the studio today. >> i talked to a senior administration official who is involved in this trade agreement two nights ago and i actually seriously that they don't know what the president is going to do. i think it's up to him, that's what the meeting today is about and i think it'll be, you know,
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kind of a coin toss frankly about whether he wants to put his foot on the accelerator and say the tariffs are going into effect because the chinese have balked. everyone wants a deal but, on the other hand, i think the trump administration feels that they have gone so far down the road, they can't just basically walk away. >> the markets, though, anticipating that they will get a deal. maria: you're right. dagen: cover to let the tariffs go into effect because of the usmca being past and the lift that will give the economy. maria: not to mention 266,000 job's number. that's the leverage for the president. dagen: again, here is what we know, we don't know. maria: let me point out that we have a memo here about china adopting malicious cybersecurity rules, this just came out and has not been covered very much, but there are in cybersecurity
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rules in place in china and gordon chang says that it means that no foreign company may encrypt data any longer so it cannot be read, in other words, businesses will be required to turn over the encryption keys, i'm wondering, i'm scratching my head there's no way to protect the intellectual property, what are we talking about here with the new rules? we will talk about that coming up as well. then there's 2020 and taxing the wealthy, new announcements estimated that elizabeth warren's wealth tax would raise more than a trillion dollars less than campaign's said it would be raised. we can't afford this to begin with and she's not going to be able to get the amount of money she needs to actually pay for her plans, what does that mean it trickles down to the middle class. >> she's been out there making all the promises and really has been unable to argue where the money is going to come from, a
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trillion here, a trillion here, i don't think in elizabeth warren's world it matters very much. i assume that the new study and i haven't had a chance to study the study has to do with the negative -- the negative effects of putting in something like a wealth tax, her model, elizabeth warren's work basically does not have any room for people leaving the country, people hiding their assets, et cetera, et cetera, that will be those things happening should they take this path and, you know, i'm assuming that the numbers will not add up to what she expects. maria: unintended consequences. >> 2.7 trillion the model says is coming in, that'll be about a trillion dollars, not 2.7. maria: that's right. >> grossly underestimated. capital doesn't like to get whipped. maria: does that mean she will have to raise taxes on everybody? >> bernie is right, will be on the middle class, bernie sanders says i will run health care so well you don't have to pay more,
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you know in the real world this thing is massive hit in the middle class, europe has 25% sales tax, they call them value-added taxes, 30 to 50% payroll taxes, 2 to 3 times what we have in the u.s., that's how they pay for the free stuff. dagen: 70,000 rich people left the country, that's why it was rescinded and goes, again, this is unconstitutional because founders decide today ban direct tax, wasn't based on populations of the state, right, steve? >> yes. >> people don't think it's constitutional. maria: confiscation there, you go, when you look at the wealth tax it's confiscation, britain is voting today, prime minister boris johnson facing the labour party corbyn, live to london, look at the issues there and how it impacts the u.s., wework on the small screen, the story of the company's ride to fame
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>> welcome back, british voters heading to general elections, ashley webster is there, live in london with the very latest, ashley, good morning to you. ashley: good morning to you, maria, first election in december since 1923. the party leaders here casting their ballots this morning, boris johnson coming into central london in westminster borough, he's coming out with the dog, waves to the crowd, jeremy corbyn casting vote in north london, long lines and we
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are seeing pictures including this one in southeast london in the town showing long lines, that's encouraging. what is the parliamentary math, what is this all about? bottom line every seat in parliament is up for a vote, 650 seats, the question is how many does each party win, the conservatives hope they can win at least 326, that will give them the majority they need and that will give boris johnson the chance to get brexit plan through so everyone can move on, today the national papers all come out with their endorsements, many i have to say for borisonson, the daily express says vote conservative today, brexit and britain in your hands, the paper jason:s but jeremy corbyn has been reacting on social media, he tweeted response, i read today's front pages, what is it about labour's plans to make rich pay
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their fair share, what i can tell him what they don't like marxist policy, of course, he would like to nationalize all public utilities, taxes, taxes, taxes, sound familiar? if you think elizabeth warren and bernie sanders are left-leaning, jeremy corbyn is half way to moscow, we will be here covering it, back to you. maria: all right, ashley, what a day, ashley webster, thank you so much, we are getting ready for big interviews, this morning we have carter page coming up on the heels of the testimony yesterday of michael horowitz, a lot came up about why they surveilled carter page when they started surveilling carter page, former naval officer was surveilled for over a year, no charged were levied against carter page, he's walking a
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central bank chairman jay powell striking optimistic tone saying the economy are in good place, powell commenting on the job's market expecting to it remain strong as well, what does that mean to investing let's get into it with ubs adviser allie mccartney. thank you so much for joining us, what was your take away of the federal reserve, what does that tell you about the year ahead. >> the federal reserve has been acknowledging what we have been saying that 2020 and maybe many years into that would be largely motivated by politics and not fundamentals, fundamentals have not changed in a very long time, the fed added what is interesting and dovish language about what has to happen in the inflation market, what has to happen in the economy like referring to trade, for example, in terms of persistently high inflation, we were talking before we went on about how the market has reacted or the pundits have reacted which is
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that you don't really see anybody talking about moves either up or down in the interest rate until probably 2021 and just as many individuals who think that that rate might be going up and becoming less accommodative, everything hinges on what happens on friday at this point. maria: next move up in 2021. that's what you heard yesterday? >> there's certainly the doveish reaction to it is that the market given that people see 2 to 3% growth in the u.s. and people are still prognosticating that it's certainly possible that that is the next move. >> do you think that another round of tariffs could produce the kind of inflation that would argue for a rate hike any time in the next 18 months?
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>> i certainly think it's a possibility, right? i think it's not only producing inflation but it's producing another year or so of lack of investment by corporations in the economy so that we get growth, not 2 to 3% and start to get into negative. >> i keep wondering where could inflation come from that would gender any type of -- dagen: wage growth. but base and jpmorgan chase economist estimates from the cpi yesterday the fed's preferred inflation measure from the commerce department is likely to go up 1.6%. >> exactly. dagen: no inflation. >> i was just going to ask in terms of lack of investment if tariff is not resolved when does that affect the economy, when
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does the impact really hit? >> well, i think we were concerned and we saw some of the impact in the last quarter and the question when you see when fourth quarter results come out in the economy, the issue that we continue to have, we were talking about this as well, is that we are still either the best or the least worst, so there's still an amazing amount of money coming into our markets, largely coming into our equity markets as a result of the imbalance between what dividends and stocks and risk assets are producing in yield and what fixed income is producing in yield. >> do you see a scenario where if this trade continue to linger we go down for a period of time. >> i think it's absolutely possible. there's no reason for this these companies -- >> will the president blame the fed and put pressure on the fed -- >> that seems to be the -- the process that we are under and i'm sure that will be felt and i'm sure they'll be pressure from the rest of the world in terms of global fed's
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accommodation. >> that's the key because we don't live in a vacuum and europe is having a hard time generating growth. we will talk about the ecb today because the new head of the central bank kristin lagard, where are we, germany is in recession. >> yeah. maria: greece is doing the best than anybody over there, what's your expectation with kristin lagard and what she does in ecb, will that move markets? >> this is her getting in a position to figure out what her leadership structure is, you have a difficult situation there, right, you have a market in which the swift rates are projected to be the future's markets there saying you will have maybe 20 years of nettive interest rates, 30 years of negative interests in germany, we have clients that are putting in a dollar and getting 97 cents back and trying to figure out
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maria: welcome back, another top story this morning, impeachment inquiry, the house judiciary committee will debate articles of impeachment against president trump considered the final step before brought to house floor for a full vote, lawmakers holding a late-night session yesterday to mark them up, democrats are insisting they must remove the president, republicans argue it is about fear of losing in 2020. >> we cannot rely on an election to solve our problems when the president threatens the very integrity of that election. nor can we sit on our hands while the president undermines our national security. >> i know they are desperate, you know how i know it, adam schiff's own words yesterday. we can't go to court, that would take too long, an election is coming, no, adam, what you need to continue to say is we can't beat him next year. the only thing we need is a 30-second commercial saying we impeached him, that's the wrong reason to impeach somebody and
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the american people are seeing through this. maria: joining us right now young americans for liberty analyst and author how do i tax thee kristin tate. >> thanks for having me, your reaction of what you just heard, the impeachment continuing and it's going to come to the house floor for a vote soon. >> yeah, the democrats have made it clear that this is a flagrant process that any fair-minded person should dismiss, fly-over country, working-class people are tired of hearing of impeachment, maria, they are much more interested in the issues that are facing them every day like taxes and health care and that's why we have seen support for the impeachment kind of flat line over the last few weeks despite constant coverage and constant hearings, there's also ominous poll that half of americans oppose impeaching
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president trump, the moderate democrats that are vulnerable, they have a very difficult decision to make, do they oppose their own voters or oppose their own caucus, the democrats, they only need a majority to impeach, we know justin amal will support impeachment, the democrats can afford to lose 18 of their own, we have to watch the moderate vulnerable democrats in trump country, it'll be interesting which way they go. maria: and when you said a minute ago about them not getting anything done, americans are much more interested in seeing the issues that are important to them, what are your thoughts on what you just heard nancy pelosi say about usmca, that's now coming to the floor and then, of course, another continuing resolution, congress need to pass spending bill by next friday to avoid another government shutdown, one glimmer of hope was pass only of bystander secure bill and family leave for federal workers, are you buying it that they are
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getting to the people's business or not? >> you know, the people want them to get to the business, the defense bill is good news, it passed with prebroad support, expected to pass the senate next week, trump has said he will sign it, there were some left-wing members who opposed it because it doesn't bar trump from using defense funds to build a wall along the border, so this could make democrats put up more of a fight as they try to come up with budget resolution to prevent a government shutdown, remember, maria, the last government shutdown was over a border wall, ended up being the longest government shutdown in u.s. history, so we could be looking at another one of those potentially, but any spending that's agreed to needs to fall under the broader 2-year, $2.7 trillion budget deal that trump and the democrats agreed to, personally, i think the big scandal that nobody is talking about is our nation's spending and deficit problem while trump and republicans are, you know,
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celebrating over the military spending increases in this budget deal, we are locking at unsustainable increases in federal deficits, you know, seems like the only thing that republicans and democrats can only agree on is spending increases, there's nobody in washington who is serious about spending cuts right now. >> kristin, do you -- one big issue that seems impeachment has pushed aside for now is one that concerns americans and that's the cost of health care, more and more companies putting high deductible plans people are paying more out of pockets, out of pocket even though the official medical inflation rate is pretty low, people feel they are spending more than ever. where do you see that going for the republicans and democrats. >> most americans want nothing to do with this, they are smart enough to see through the claims that you could implement something like this without raising taxes on working-class
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people, medicare is ridden -- >> what are the republicans going to put out, medicare for all, no good but here we have something better? are they putting together a package of good stuff. dagen: i can answer that, i think the president will run on fixing social security and medicare leading up to 2020 election. it's something that he-because again that's how you offset the medicare for all, we want to protect seniors, we want to -- the hospital trust fund in medicare goes broke in 6 years, i think, so he could run on that, watch for that, you predicted that. maria: yeah, and i don't necessarily think he's going to run on it but i think that's going to be a priority when and if he does get reelected. i think the put will knife on some of the spending, he recognizes the issues here. dagen: protect those who deserve it. maria: i like the way you say it better, protecting those who
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deserve it but make sure that the people down the road have a different structure than we have right now. >> go ahead. maria: what about the field, let's talk michael bloomberg, kristin, house democrats once again own presidential campaign as well, the former new york mayor has pledged 10 million democrats to aid democrats in trump districts, kristin, look, he gave the democrats $110 million back in november of last year, it helped, they won the majority, now he's giving another 10 million, i suspect this is just the beginning in terms of mike bloomberg spending. >> you're right, these democrats can take all the help they can get, michael bloomberg's money might help a little bit, but, you know, in some of the democrats in the vulnerable districts are siding with the democrats on impeachment, it makes their voters say, you know, are you fighting for us or are you fighting for the voters
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or allegiance just to the party, they have big problems here, meanwhile obviously the economy is roaring, we have seen record low unemployment for many groups like black americans and hispanics, women have seen great strides in the workplace, so i kind of think democrats know they can't run against trump's economy and they are in a tough spot, maybe bloomberg's money will help them a bit but i think their problems are on the issues. maria: before you go, we have to get your comment and the panel's comment on hillary clinton, do we think she's entering the race after howard stern interview, steve bannon joining me this weekend on sunday and said, look, he almost said 100%, it sure looks like it and then, of course, the poll recently, dagen, what does the poll say that most democrats think that she's the best candidate right now? dagen: i just don't believe it. [laughter] dagen: she's an embarrassment to the party given the fact that she lost to president trump, it goes back to delusion, but in terms of howard stern, if i was
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running for the nomination i would be on the phone trying to get booked on his show because he can turn somebody with no personality or trying to craft one into a quite frankly a star. maria: you said that before. great interviews. kristin, what do you think? >> i mean, if she got in this race it would make things a lot more interesting than they already are. hillary's problem is the same problem she had in 2016, she's so unlikable, she's entrenched and americans are sick of political dynasties, she would end up humiliated like dagen said. maria: come back soon, thank you so much. kristin tate joining us there. now greta thunberg chosen as
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person of the year, dje responding; too late her 15 minutes ran out a long time ago, then joel cummings comments, let's try to point to something she has actually accomplished, hard to not admire her spirit even doom's day tactics are tad over the top. there was a lot of negative commentary about greta being the person of the year. i don't know, mostly i guess because person of the year i think of the person who exemplifies like the biggest story of the year, what did you guys think? >> at least it wasn't the whistleblower. [laughter] maria: that would have been absurd. i would have liked it to be the hong kongers, i think the china story is the most important story of the day, but i want to say i would have also chosen devin nunes as the person of the year, it was devin nunes who exposed all of this fraud from the cabal of people and got
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slammed for it as you said earlier, i would have liked to see devin nunes as the person of the year. >> you are being too shy, you should be person of the year, you gave him the platform. maria: thank you, thank you. i believed it, i really did. dagen: time magazine is not a magazine, it's a pamphlet, it's not really an honor to be time's anything. maria: it was influential at one point. dagen: when i wore matching health tech outfits. maria: and head band. >> enormous number of people think is essential. so it doesn't surprise me at all that she's on the cover of the magazine, we will see if she has 15 minutes of fame or 15 years, the girl is pretty amazing in terms of promotion. i agree 100%. maria: hong kongers are exemplifying what's going on in the world. wework shining tv moment, the series based on the start-up
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maria: welcome back, fiery hearing on capitol hill over boeing 737 max, cheryl. cheryl: stock taking initial hit on the testimony, whistleblower did testify that he urged managers to shut down production of the 737 max because mistakes and other production issues before the plane was involved in
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two deadly crashes, he also said he formally warned leadership but warnings, he followed up with the whistleblower and in a number of actions were, in fact, taken boeing stock did trade up higher at the close yesterday. now, shares of saudi aramco making huge gains on the second day of trading, hitting 2 trillion-dollar mark, hitting the saudi crowns prince lofty target, shares of the exchange rose to $10 and 30 cents, the valuation at 1.7 trillion in initial public offering. finally from succession now to failure, a new series of wework, nicholas braun, he will play adam neumann and kind of a fun
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people who didn't have access to private jets now take private jets and spend money on that. >> absolutely, accessibility has become materially better through technology essentially and basely how they are going about procuring the jets where you can buy a seat on a jet for a little bit more first-class fair, what we have done with our food is we basically have an open menu of customer can have whatever they want because of demands of worldwide traveling, we have people from all different cultures who want food from their country, new york. maria: interesting, so you produce all of this where and tell us about the disturbance onset, about this menu? >> we produce all of this project in facility and we have a facility in white plains, new york, specifically the new york metro market and the folks that fly in and out of here, all the products are sourced locally
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from local farms, the salamis are made locally, we have taken what we believe the freshest and best products from this area to create this menu, the menu only available in new york market. dagen: do i get all of this for the price of my ticket or do i have to pay extra for it? >> it depends. it depends. [laughter] dagen: a lot of money to fly. >> we are. it depends if it's a fractional provider, a lot of the times the food is included in the price, if you're private jet owner, then it's alacarte and you pick what you want, the only industry that you can have whatever you want. >> how many meals are you serving every day? >> we serve about a little over a thousand a day worldwide. dagen: are most of those corporate jet customers, meaning people who are flying for business purposes rather than personal reasons?
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>> that's a portion of -- of the flights, there are people who flight personally like we do sports teams like you said, it's a whole variety, private aviation isn't just that one client in the back of the jet that flies for business. >> when did the trend begin? once upon a time you got a sandwich and a cup of coffee and that was it? >> we do supply sandwiches and coffee at times, it depends. >> this is high-class stuff. >> this is -- new york is a gateway to the world. the flights -- the flight times are longer, a lot of people going over to europe, outside of the country, so you've got 2 or 3 day parts that you're fulfilling while they're on the jet, a lot of times when they are traveling they want local food, let met try this and let me try that, what we are trying to do give them the best, what's available in the markets that's very unique, having an open menu where you can have whatever you
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maria: welcome back. good thursday morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. i'm maria bartiromo. i'l.happy thursday. it is thursday, december 12th. it's decision day in the u.k. people are headed to the polls right now to decide the fate of britain exiting the european union. prime minister boris johnson going up against labor party leader jeremy corbin. if johnson's party wins the majority, brexit is expected to be fast dabbin-tracked. this day is h real consequential in terms of what happens next in britain. polls so far suggest boris johnson will win a majority.
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markets are poised for a second day of gains. dow futures up fractio fractionp 21 points, s&p up 3, nasdaq higher by 12 and-a-half. yesterday doveish remarks from the fe federal reserve helped sp a two-day losing streak. the dow industrials up 29 points, s&p up 9, nasdaq higher by 37. european indices are higher across the board. fq100 ahead of the vote in the u.k., up 43. cac is up 7, dax is up 23. asian markets overnight look like this as talks continue between the united states and china, another round of tariffs on chinese goods are set to go into effect on sunday. lot of debate on whether or not the president is going to push this out to continue talking or if we see a phase one deal. chinese state media reporting that china will lower overall tariffs and keep foreign trade growth steady. we're going to talk with amy purdy from huawei coming up this morning and also this morning, joining me on set, fox business'
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dagen mcdowell, fox news contributor columnist for the hill, liz peak, and steve forbes. great to see everybody. >> good to be with you. maria: what are you looking at? what's important to you guys? >> i think the u.k. election is a big deal. that's kept a lid on european growth, the u.k. economy is struggling right now. i think this needs to get resolved. i hope this election resolves this brexit issue once and for all. >> if johnson doesn't win a majority and the scott nationalists do welcome bind with corbin, that's the end of the united kingdom. if scotten grows, northern ireland is going to go, the he whole thing is going to blow up. maria: maybe italy down the road too. >> this is enormous. dagen: what happens with those tariffs that are set to go into effect this weekend which directly hit consumers, that would not be a great christmas present for people in this country. maria: the administration will say they chose a that date, december 15th because the bulk
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of the goods were shipped already. so wouldn't necessarily hit christmas. but obviously it will hit the next couple weeks after christmas. dagen: president trump is great at producing and stagecraft, that would not look good right before -- 10 days before christmas. maria: yeah, yeah. >> this is having an impact, the tariff and confrontation with china, companies are leaving china in droves. maria: vietnam is the beneficiary. >> over 60 went to vietnam this year, 60 companies. there is a re-working of the supply chains taking place because of this trade battle and i think that's incredibly good news. maria: it's a great point, vietnam a big ben fai fish bene. we're waiting on breaking news, the ecb decision is coming up, this is christine lagarde's first decision as president of the ecb. our top story this hour, did you watch the hearing yesterday?
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michael horowitz faced tough questions on capitol hill. the inspector general testified in front of the senate judiciary committee yesterday on his office's findings in regards to the surveillance abuse that took place in the 2016 election. he called out the fbi, highlighting long-standing problems within the agency. watch this. >> the steele reporting played a l central and sense l space shuttle role i -- essential role in the decision to seek an order. they relied on steele's reporting to seek a fisa order after concerns expressed by a fisa attorney that steele may have been hired with someone associated with a rival candidate or rival campaign. errors were made by three hand picked investigative teams. there was failure by the managers and supervisors in the chain of command. >> james comey said this week that your report vindicates him. is that a fair assessment of your report? >> i think the activities we
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found here don't vindicate anybody who touched this. maria: joining me right now is former senior advisor to the clintons, the ceo of nbc partners and stag well groupwelp managing partner, mark penn. thank you for joining us. horowitz was clear in the ig report and in the testimony that the fbi relied pretty much solely on the steele dossier to get the warrant to wiretap car per page. how many times -- carter page. how many times did we see john brennan and james clapper all over media saying the dossier had nothing to do with it, there was more information, even jim comey said it was part of a broader mosaic. not. what do you think? >> we all knew -- i mean, in the previously released version of the fisa warrant that that was ludicrous, and it's hard to go back, it was so long ago, that there was a national debate that nunes said that the dossier played a big role and adam
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schiff says it doesn't. and look, what i always said, and it was a big factor in moving my opinion, was read the dossier. all you've got to do is read it and you can he tell it's a complete piece of junk, of ludicrous, unsubstan subshattes that -- unsubstantiated charges that wouldn't even make it to a comic book. maria: one of the things i said for the last several years is this is really important, people on both sides of the aisle should be focused on this. we follow the constitution and live by the constitution. under the constitution, we as free americans should be able to live our lives and not get wiretapped for no reason. and if you're going to use -- i mean, is this the just a justifr spying on someone to get a window into a political opponent's strategies by just using any old thing? nonsense in this dossier.
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>> what kind of environment in the so-called deep state led these people to believe they could do this kind of thing and get away with it and to continue it after the election, not just before but after. how high does it go? it went right to the oval office. maria: mark, you've been really great on this in terms of doing the work, finding out what took place early on. you came on this program, we talked about this a lot. what was your reaction to what you heard yesterday? >> look, the surprising thing is that the inspector general says, well, there's no evidence of bias or political bias. now, look, if i took a coin and i flipped it 17 times, and in 17 times it came up heads, that's a biased coin. he finds 17 violations of procedure, process, laws, all going one direction, to open an investigation that clearly even
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if it should have been opened briefly as a preliminary matter never had any real substance and he didn't just open one investigation. they really opened investigations into four individuals, only on the basis of them having russian contacts. that's the only context for investigating, wiretapping and going back and seeing the e-mails of all these individuals. maria: like i had russian dressing on my salad yesterday. i mean, it's absolutely outrageous, liz. and the other thing is, when you say these were mistakes, this is not like oh, i made a mistake, i made a typo. these were calculated things. this is i'm giving you this data to wiretap an american citizen. guess what, i'm not telling you the political owe po plight opp. >> is there an appetite by voters to pursue this, to pursue up the chain of command and are
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we going to see that happen with durham's report, do you think? >> i think there is an appetite, i think for a long time people have said they want the officials at the intelligence agencies held accountable for what happened. whether it was political bias, ignorance, malfeasance, mistakes. clearly, this was a massive investigation that all went on one side, thats was never put in check. i think there is an appetite for accountability. i think -- remember, that this issue now has been politically polarized, impeachment is politically polarized. everyone keeps looking for people that they consider to be neutral to come down and be an umpire here and call balls and strikes. >> it's a little bit the tree falling in the forest. if the mass media doesn't cover this, and they apparently did not cover a good portion of yesterday's hearing that was detrimental to the fbi and to the obamaed administration people, is anyone going to even
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know about it? >> it is in incredible, i mean, lindsey graham's statement wasn't covered, when so much air time -- look, you look at this and the impeachment hearings were given wall to wall to wall coverage now for two weeks and it didn't move public opinion at all. i think somehow the public finds out what's going on here, they know that there were real problems with this investigation. it will be up to the attorney general and durham now to either close this loop and find real accountability -- after all, there are people on the record, giving congressional testimony in which they said this dossiers was not used and comey repeatedly -- maria: like john brennan. >> like brennan. maria: yeah. >> how is that not clearly indictable behavior when you have people like roger stone convicted of lying to congress for things that you can't even figure out. >> mark, in terms of the durham
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report, the horowitz report was very damning but he had mamby-pamby conclusions which gave the democrats cover. do you think durham's report -- is he going to go for indictments and blow this thing out in the open? >> well, i don't see how the lawyer who affirmatively changed an e-mail that said that carter page was in fact working for the cia and said that he wasn't working -- i don't see how that lawyer could possibly escape indictment. if there's not an indictment of that -- maria: it said he's not working with them and he puts -- he puts in that he is working with them. i mean, the complete opposite. that was klinesmith, right, dagen? did you want to jump in. dagen: i wanted to bring up the the issue of impeachment. they're trying to unseat a dually elected president. the house judiciary will vote
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the two articles of impeachment, moving on to a full house vote next week. there's not one criminal act that's alleged in the two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of congress. and mark, yesterday -- we keep talking about these vulnerable 31 democrats, talk about the vulnerability of the democratic candidate who goes up against trump, assuming this impeachment process doesn't go anywhere in the senate. i will point to abigail spanburger, congresswoman in virginia, who was one of the 31 democrats and she got an earful at a town hall from both sides. but again, somebody was yelling, it's lies, it's lies, it's lies, talking about the impeachment process. and we're going to get more of this. i don't care how much money mike bloomberg has, throwing money, millions at these candidates, these vol nea vulnerable candid. the american people, whether it's the abuse of the ph phi cot of abuse of -- fisa court or abuse of congressional power to
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unseat the president, they know the truth and they know what's going on. >> look, i think 10 moderates have come forward with a censure solution. look, i felt it was right that the president released the transcript. i felt that it was right that there would have been an a investigation of this and i think there are plenty of people, republicans that should say well, i don't think the behavior was right. but who draw the line at moving this up to an impeachment that divides the country, even worse, and all it's done is spin up people in both bases. the moderate elected officials and the moderate voters that are left behind, they want congress to be working on their behalf, not doing investigations right now. they should have done a report, maybe they should have done a censure, maybe not. but this makes no sense because 74% of the american public knows that it's doa in the senate anyway. so why are they wasting the time of america on this and why is nadler saying we can't trust the voters to have an election.
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we're a democracy. that is what we have to do. maria: the other thing is, it's so disingenuous and straight-out lies, i mean, to be up there on the podium and say the facts are uncontested is completely wrong. in fact, everything is contested. it's extraordinary. before you go, real quick, will hillary clinton join this race? >> well, you know, again, polling shows that had she wanted to get in now, she could even take the lead but i do think it's too late now. i think a lot of these states have closed out. i think bloomberg did get in at the last time someone could credibly get in. i think nationally hillary would have a tough time. maria: bit was your harris poll, right? >> that's right. i think within the democratic party she has very strong support today and probably i think could have garnered enough support to get another shot at the presidency. maria: all right. we'll leave it there. mark, great to see you, sir. thank you.
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the mayor says the t shooters posted anti-h anti-semitic messn social media. >> from our standpoint, there is no question this is a hate crime. anti-semitism should be called out for what it is. anything other than that is a disservice to anti-semitism. >> reporter: the shooters are identified as 47-year-old david anderson and 50-year-old francine graham. they adhered to the black hebrew israelites. labeled a hate group. the shooters left a handwritten note inside the stolen u-haul van saying, quote i do this because my creator makes me do this and i hate who he hastes. we know the identities of the victims, mindy furs was the co-owner of the storks an immigrant and employee, and miguel rodriguez, and there was a funeral for moshe deutsche.
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100 most powerful women, calling the shots in business, finance and more. number five is general motors ceo mary barra. number four is european commission president, ursual vanderlin. number two is christine lagarde. number one on this important list, german chancellor angela merkel. joining us now is forbes' executive vice president, forbes' women president and steve forbes' daughter, laura forbes is here. thank you for joining us. >> love being here. maria: i love this list. it's like women are running the world. >> this year's a tes testamento the fact that women's power and influence is growing on the global stage. i think what's interesting this year is that four of the top spots are women in policy and political making decisions, the first for us on the list. we're seeing the economic might has never been stronger of these women. maria: how do you come up with the list? tell us the metrics. >> we look at six cat fridays
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frocategories,and we look at hah as money, money power, constituents you oversee, also are you driving transformational change, impact. are you really driving global conversations on the most critical issues of the day. >> what's also interesting is the number of business women and technology and finance, they dominate the list, over 60 now. >> what's extraordinary is that before you would he see a number of firsts, first for women leading a company of a certain size or region. packs are emerging. this year for example, there's three women dominating the defense industry, running the largest defense companies, two women are at the helm of the largest exchanges, women overseeing over $2 trillion in annual revenue, over 700,000 employees, and that's extraordinary when you look at the progress that's been made over the past decade. >> i would say that looking at your list, that european women are very strong in these
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official roles and political roles, not so much in business. and the opposite is true in the united states. i mean, we have a lot more business leaders. would that be your take as well? >> for sure. i think when you look at the concentration of political power, it is definitely new eur. prime minister of bel belgium, denmark and the like, we see a lot more fluidity. and i would say opportunities for women to jump onto the leadership ladder much faster than the more traditional corporate arenas. but undoubtedly in terms of global business economic power that is really stemming and being driven outside of the u.s. although we're seeing progress in asia. new to the list is the co-ceo of pinang, one of the largest financial service companies in the world. extraordinary power and a that's the biggest sort of economic force of a woman coming out of asia. dagen: would me women on the n terms of the some of the women,
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who were new to the lisses. 23 women, greta thunberg in terms of starting a conversation, she's done more than that juice mckenna, the ceo of walmart international is one that jumped out and the head of amazon studios, jennifer salk. they will probably be in big r jobs ibiggerjobs in the next fe. >> there will definitely be running toward the top of the list they the years to come. maria: how proud are you of laura? >> obviously she's smarter than me latch. >> she learned it from her mother and her son, mac, who is watching, he told me to wave. >> don't forget freddy, the younger brother. >> and freddy, your mother did well, we're proud. dagen: we're glad we found out you're called pop-pop. >> they love watching him on tv. now back to the cartoons for them. maria: another great powerful
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surveillance act to follow carter page, a volunteer for the campaign and american citizen. they applied for the warrant internally in august of 2016 and the lawyers say you don't have enough. why? because they had nothing. maybe this reason lable articulation is this small but to get a warrant from a court you've got to have probable cause. so the lawyer's saying you don't have it. everybody is now frustrated, folks. that's not the right answer. so mccabe suggests, the number two guy at the fbi, well, let's go look at this steele dossier. maybe that will get us over the hump. maria: joining me right now is former foreign policy advisor to then candidate donald trump, carter page is here with me. carter, it's great to have you this morning. thanks very much for joining me. >> great to be with you.
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maria: you were at the heart of all of this. your name came up throughout the hearing because it was you that was surveilled on as the fbi or this kab a al of people used you as a window into the trump campaign. are you feeling vindicated after yesterday? >> i think as a lot of the senators said, this is a terrible process for our entire country, right. so i think it's a long road to renewal and restoration of our surveillance state and our entire judicial system. there's such a dark cloud. there was once a dark cloud over myself and the trump campaign and all the people associated with it and including the candidate, trump. but now there's a dark cloud over both justice system as well as the u.s. court system as well. so it's a major problem and there's a lot that needs to be done to get to the bottom of of it. maria: we have a graphic of a timeline that we've been working on and we've seen this on sunday
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morning futures, on my program that you've joined me on on fox news. the timeline shows how you were an i objecan informant for the t for many years, you worked with intel agencies in 200 2008 and 3 and one of the exculpatory pieces of evidence that wasn't given to the fisa court as a justification to wiretap you, they didn't tell them you were a partner of them for years. what other exculpatory evidence do you want to talk about this morning? >> i think this is an example -- every page -- congressman nunes was on one of the shows, was on your show a lot as well, he's saying every page is like a led gold mine or words to that effect. in fact, the things that were in there is just the tip of the iceberg. you know. every page i looked through, i know additional details about my life and about the people i was working with or not working with, as the case may be. and there's just so much more
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coming out. it's hard to summarize because there's 400 plus pages. maria: sidney powell is the lawyer for michael flynn who is also waiting to see his fate. he too was surveilled unlawfully and sidney powell wrote this in a tweet, i believe yesterday, talking about the timeline. let's sh show sidney powell's tt there. she is saying that not to mention the fbi opened an investigation into carter page within two weeks of him joining the trump campaign. i also want to point our viewers' attention to the ig report and page 62 is something -- i have the ig report right here. and it is on page 62 where they write in the ig report, on marcw and she told us after the march 2nd interview, she called the counter espionage section at the fbi headquarters to determine whether page had any security clearances to ask
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for guidance as to what type of investigation to open on page. tell me what happened on march 2nd. >> well, what's interesting -- again, i think your deep research in terms of timelines and always keeping track on things has been essential, but also sidney powell, her work, getting to the bottom of this and the work she's doing with general flynn, but -- and actually, i was pushing back against doj to try to get privacy access to it. i never got it. the reason i wanted to keep moving forward is because sidney -- because general flynn, his future and his case is all pending upon this. but in terms of that specific example -- maria: you had a meeting on march 2nd. what did you tell the people you met with? >> well, they were -- we talked about -- you've asked me about this on the show previously -- about the case. i was an informant and helper to the fbi and previously -- maria: this is back in the day in 2013.
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>> 2013. maria: it was a case about three russians, they wanted you to testify against those guys. that's why you were meeting with them in march of '16. >> yeah. this has come out drip by drip. again, i try not to talk about confidential government information but now that it's out there, i have no choice but of to talk about it. so essentially, i told them there are a lot of problems in these pleadings and i don't want to -- they were asking me to potentially even testify in the trial. maria: against these three russians in the southern district of new york. >> i said listen, if i testify, i tell the truth. right. unlike what we saw in the fisa court. maria: you're going to out them. >> i'm going to have to give the full story. that's one point. at the end of that, in that meeting i also mentioned, well, the other thing is i recently volunteered for the trump campaign and so i would -- i'm planning to be a volunteer supporter to the campaign. maria: on march 2nd you tell
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the fbi in a meeting, sort of like a throw-away line, by the way, i'm going to go join the trump campaign. she comes back from that meeting on march 2nd. she asks her colleagues what kind of investigation should we start on carter page? she received an e-mail from the counter dashes pea na espionagen advisor her to open an investigation on page. they weren't sure what kind of investigation to open on you. so just the mere you telling them i'm going to join the trump campaign, she sends a letter and says ? >> well, you know -- maria: open an investigation. >> allegedly. again, it's half the story. this is a perfect example -- it's like i was saying about what congressman nunes said about there's so much great information, he's absolutely right but it's just the tip of the iceberg. that's half of the story. maria: but this is a little news nugget that is breaking news, basically. i want you to tell us, do you
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believe after you told them that you were going to go work for trump that that was one of the impetuses that they decided to start surveilling you. >> suffice to say, i think it's a big open question. i mean, it's one of these things, it goes to the question of bias right. all the democrat senators kept saying there's no bias, there's no bias. that is a political thing i'm talking about and it's a, quote, unquote, serendipitous, i think that was used in the report, that i just happe happened to mn this and they want to open an investigation. maria: you mentioned it at a meeting when you were helping them because they wanted you to testify against the three rush russians. you wrote an op ed for the wall street journal and you said the fbi spying ruined my good name. you write my experience should be a warning, after a year of round the clock surveillance under fisa wants, i've never been charged with a crime.
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if senators don't demand answers they're inviting intelligence agencies to use surveillance powers. as the supreme court warned, the price of lawful public dissent must not be a dread of subjectings to unchecked power. you were spied on for more than a year. they had to keep renewing the application. jim comey signed the application three times. andrew mccabe signed another a mri case foapplication. sally yates signed an application. rod rosenstein signed an application to re-up the surveillance on you. >> there's so much, maria. i sometimes didn't agree with the new york times. even on the front page today, they call it in the news analysis a disturbing peek at u.s. surveillance. we heard that from both sides of the aisle yesterday. i think a realization of what a serious problem this is for our country, for our u.s. intelligence community, and for
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really problematic in a judiciary committee context, our u.s. court system. major problem. maria: let me ask you what you're going to do about it. you're going to sue is it the media? who are you suing specifically? >> i have a pending -- i was talking about the second circuit case. things didn't go so well thus far but i think the news which has come out and really the false pleadings of the u.s. department of justice, i think what we heard from attorney general barr over the last couple days is a deep realization, similar to democrat and republican senators and congressmen from both sides of the aisle, that there was a terrible thing that happened and, you know, i think there's a lot more that needs to be done. we're going to take this right up to the supreme court is our plan right now and there's a lot more follow-up. maria: what are your expectations in terms of this lawsuit? who are you suing? >> there's a few. it's a little early days. i mean, that's a massive
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document that our very strong team of attorneys -- i will have more to announce on that in the coming weeks. maria: is it the mead why? are you going to sue the media? >> the initial lawsuit which we talked about last time was the broadcasting board of governors which is now u.s. agency for global media, as well as the parent company of yahoo news which was throughout this report was a major driver with steele and the defamatory report which came out. maria: and the yahoo report threw your name out there in the public when not many people knew what you were doing and as a result of that you got death threats, you started living like a hermit. >> i had no wikpedia page at all. i was an unknown figure. and then a couple hours later, after this report, this is breaking news on friday, september 23rd, 2016, just six weeks before the election. i mean, real election
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interference. and all of a sudden i'm this infamous public figure. maria: who do you blame the most for all of this? >> you know, i think, again, there's -- i think congressman nunes has talked about this, about conspiracy. i think it is a real racket. maria: so the fbi, the people at the top of fbi and the cia you blame the most. >> we'll see. maria: i'm asking a question, who do you blame the most? >> my initial lawsuit was against the dnc or in a beyond the media, i had the media -- maria: that paid for the dossier, that was the reason that they were able to get the warrant to spy on you. >> with their law firm, perkins, kouey. maria: lead me run this sound bite, senator crapo yesterday with michael horowitz. got to get your reaction. listen to this. >> i understand why people would be skeptical of that. there is such a range of conduct here that is inexplicable and
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the answers we got were not satisfactory, that we're left trying to understand how could all these errors have occurred over a nine-month period or so among three teams, hand-picked, one of the highest profile if not the highest profile case in the fbi, going to the top of the organization, going to a presidential campaign. >> i understand that. i appreciate that. i think it is explicable. i understand that you can't or at least aren't going to make that jump. >> it's crazy. again, tip of the iceberg. there's so much specific problematic things that are happening here, you know. where do you even begin? maria: carter, you handled this incredibly well. you were surveilled unlawfully for over a year, part of an effort to take down a political rival, paid for by hillary clinton. we appreciate you coming out and we'll be watching the situation. >> and i appreciate your
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incredible reporting and your whole team at fox news and fox business, it's really helped expose this from the very beginning. maria: thank you, carter. carter page, joining us. we have the latest on the ecb when we come right back. when one student gets left behind, we all get left behind. this is a problem that affects each and every one of us. together with ibm, we created a whole new kind of school called p-tech. within six years, students can graduate with a high school diploma, a college degree, and a pathway to a competitive job. you know what's going up today? my poster. today, there are more than a hundred thousand p-tech students around the world. it's a game changer.
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maria: welcome back. our top story this hour, the impeachment push continues. the house judiciary committee debating articles of impeachment against president trump again today. the final step before those articles are brought to the house floor for a full vote. lawmakers held a late night session yesterday to mark them up and democrats are insisting that they must remove president trump. republicans are arguing that they are afraid of losing the election in 2020. >> we cannot rely on an election to solve our problems when the president threatens the very integrity of that election. nor can we sit on our hands while the president undermines our national security. >> i know they're desperate. you know how i know it? adam schiff's own words
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yesterday. we can't go to court, that would take too long. an election is coming. no, adam, what you need to continue to say is, we can't beat him next year. the only thing we need is a 30 second commercial saying we impeached him. that's the wrong reason to impeach somebody and the american people are seeing through this. maria: joining me right now is the house judiciary committee member, guy refreshe reshenthal. you were in the room in much of this in terms of the impeachment push. where are we today and tell us what the rest of the next couple weeks looks like in terms of impeachment. >> well, yesterday what we had was we had opening statements. and today we're actually going to do what's called the markup and that's where we put amendments on bills and this resolution. so you're going to see us trying to put some amendments on the two articles today and those two articles are abuse of power and obstruction of congress.
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but yesterday i argued that the democrats are only doing this because they can't beat the president on the merits. remember, the economy is red hot. unemployment is at 5 0 50 year. when it comes to abuse of power and obstruction of congress, the one that abused power is adam schiff and those that are obstructing congress are the democrats in the committee. they voted down the motion to subpoena the whistleblower. that to me is obstruction of congress. dagen: it's dagen mcdowell. what happened to bribery. at least that would be a high crime, again, in these two articles of impeachment, these aren't actual criminal acts. >> what happened with bribery is it morphed again. i say this because the abuse of power charge is what i would call the vestageo the quid pro quo. when that didn't poll right, the language changed to bribingery. the democrats can't make out the
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elements of the crime of bribery so now it's a very vague term, abuse of power. the end of the day, this is going nowhere because president zelensky did not know aid was being withheld when the president spoke. there was no investigation that the ukrainians conducted. and remember, aid was eventually given to the ukrainians, javelin missiles. obama gave the ukraine's blankets and well wishes. president trump gave them javelin missiles. >> there are 31 as you know members of the house democrats from districts that president trump carried in 2016. how many of those do you expect will break ranks from the caucus and vote to try to keep their jobs instead of going with the caucus? >> i wouldn't want to be in the shoes of those 31 democrats in what we call battleground districts. they're boxed into a choice. they can either vote with their district which supports the president or they can vote with
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aoc. i think that as cynical as i've been through this process, i think we'll only peel off of a few of them, five or certain. a week ago, i didn't think pelosi had the votes for impeachment. they have ways to twist arms. they're making the 31 democrats choose between representing the people who sent them to washington, d.c. or represent the far left wing of the democrat party. maria: especially since the american people are going to vote for their next president in next than a year. so to take him out, to try to take him out before the american people speak is pretty extraordinary. the other big story, michael horowitz testified yesterday on the origins of th russia probe d the abuse in front of the fisa court. they said while the fbi may have had a valid reason to start its robprobe, there were several failures in the investigation, 17 failures they called mistakes in terms of the fisa
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applications. so much exculpatory evidence where they did not include the evidence to the fisa court such as hillary clinton paid for the dossier, the dossier was largely the reason that they were using to justify getting a warrant on carter page. your reaction to what took place yesterday? >> i'm really disturbed by what i heard yesterday. i've got to say, i was focused primarily in the judiciary committee but what i was hearing from the senate was that there were serious problems with the fisa process. we need to review that. we also need to remember that the folks that brought the information to the fisa court, as you said, withheld e exculpatory evidence. that's very disturbing. you have to remember their political bias was never brought forth. these are the same folks that were saying they needed an insurance policy on president trump, the same people that were tweeting live the resistance. and that was never given to the
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courts and it was never given to the sai court that the person that started all this was a foreign agent thats was paid by the hillary clinton campaign. maria: yeah. i mean, i don't know why anyone is actually questioning whether or not the fbi surveilled carter page and the trump campaign. i mean, we should stop dancing around this. obviously, carter page was spied on for more than a year and it was an opportunity for this kabal of individuals to get behind the curtain of the so place. why would str folks not give in, typically if fbi knows someone is a target, a foreign spy given a defensive briefing that was never done instead cab a.m. of the fbi upper echelons used it as invitation
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to stie on trump campaign at he domestic political campaign should disturb everybody. >> congressman i know you are in the u.s. who, but in the senate, do you get what kind of a sentiment do you find among senate democrats how enthusiastic or lack of it for this whole impeachment thing? i have been surprised by senate some leaders. i i don't think they are very happy with what some polling especially for presidential campaign coming up. >> pelosi gave them a mess to deal with, i think that a lot of democrats will vote not to remove the president, you got to remember bipartisan vote this process has been not to go forward with inquiry i think the bipartisan vote not to impeach the president in the house certainly not remove the president but just wait until reality sets in with senators this is going to be a trial they have to got to be at desk at least six hours a day, no cell phone they are going to have to sit there can't be on campaign trail for those running for president
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just waiting until reality sets in we will see how democrat candidates running against the president handle this impeachment trial. >> dagen remaineded about that yesterday you saw kamala harris ask questions and amy klobuchar. >> kamala dropped out free time on hands in washington. >> for sure. >> ami:elizabeth warren, bernie sanders do you think congressman that they will give, say, chuck schumer an are aful nancy pelosi about you are stacking the deck against us pushing forward. >> i don't think there is too much that chuck schumer can do in this situation nancy pelosi house democrats have really boxed candidates in, once impeachment goes to the senate they can dismiss it or take it off it is nondiscretionary they have to vote once impeachment starts everything shuts down democrats have been saying they can walk and chew
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gum at the same time has not been true in the house. in senate definitely not true rules preclude it will this is like a trial they have to sit is there deal with it won't be on campaign trail, so what they are saying to schumer i don't know but should be upset with nancy pelosi, and house democrats, for putting them in the situation also, democrats i have heard in house when is % they want a censure vote it is too late for that far left radical base has pushed nancy pelosi democrats in a situation going to have to vote congressman in the house vote senators have to sit in a trial. >> does this threaten nancy pelosi's inspectorship come 2020 can republicans gain back the house? you are not get a lot done what about government shutdown house needs to pass he appropriations bills before friday to make that happen no shutdown there is hope after defense spending gill was given green light yesterday what are your expectations object the budget are we going to see another continuing
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resolution? what about her inspectorshspect. >> two things i don't want a government shutdown i don't think anybody does why did not we pass a budget months ago, this argument they can walk and chew game at the same time we have have not funded government have not fubed military, as far as nancy pelosi speakership i think at risk we republicans in the house are going to take back house in 2020 you have 3 vulnerable 3 vulnerable democrats seats we can pick up i think coming back stronger than ever i think you are see a speaker kevin mccarthy come 2020. >> good to talk with you, thank you, british voters continue to head to the pols this is the third general election in less than five years ashley webster on the ground in london with the latest. reporter: yeah, good morning maria those polls will stay open until 10 pm,local time it is a long day, of -- casting
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ballots right at 10 pm we will start getting the exit pols, now in past elections they have been pretty accurate we will keep close eye on those the actual first results won't come through until 11 pm then throughout the night and early into tomorrow morning, 650 seats up for grabs the party leaders have already voted boris johnson this morning voting, here in westminster turning up with dog villain jeremy corbyn voting earlier inlon you can see boris with his dog in fact dogs is a major theme on social media today i will get into that in a minute as you just saw 650 seats up for groobz, what do you need for a majority? 326 now here comes some dog pictures all over social media. dogs different sizes, shapes, breesdz wearing the festive costumes the parliament mess
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326 votes for a majority, meanwhile, all fine dogs out in miserable weather posing for camera have i seen pictures of cats someone had picture of a fox outside a polling station the theme, anyway that is the theme, under uk law, maria, they are not allowed to discuss any details of campaigning, or any of the politics and election issues. so that is why we have so much on the dogs and cats foxes everything else at polling stations generally they are not allowed to give any other details as people vote could be a closer vote than some imagined we will cover all day start looking at results later on this evening, maria. maria: all right ashley thank you ashley webster in london we are watching that election may very well be catalyst for exiting eu a blockbuster valuation for saudi aramco
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maria: welcome back now we zero in on farming in america 4,000 farmers expected the fifth annual farmer to farmer conference showcasing high-tech equipment uncertainty over tariffs continues, kristina partsinevelos is live in omaha nebraska with agriculture secretary% due in exclusive over to you. >> this is an exclusive i would like to thank you very much for joining us we have maria a bunch of farmers watching this live i got to get straight to news xts expecting trade meeting i want
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i haven't seen reports delays toward december 15 tariffs you were adamant it is going to happen am i missing something. >> eye don't know he about being adamant going feedback discussed president trump would love to see this resolved december 15 deadline beyond us here hopefully we make progress that is really up to china has been in china's court are they going to do with a they want to do participate in world trade number one number two economies or continue issues of trade distortion by state owned intoepz future. >> are you confident they are going to pause. >> i am hopeful. >> you are hopeful. >> yes. >> because this is go ahead 10% tariffs over 700 agricultural products, 5% tariffs on over 2000 products, will affect a lot of farmers around us here today. >> would he would love resolution i wish hopefully china has given issues on the -- farmers on soybeans and
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nooshing have relaxation maybe good faith signal we hope i want is. >> we are going to continue i want to have maria journey mass a question. >> specifically. >> secretary great do see you thank you so much for joiningl join us i want to ask about praise of food i know pork prices are soaring in china. and i am being told by my sources that this is going to ripple through, that you are going to see price of pork up big you are going to see price of chicken all sorts of meat as a result of what is taking place in china, you've got the swine flu there i am also told by sources, that there are 250 million sick pigs in china, issue officially they wanted to kill those permission they o don't want 250 million pigs floating in the river, so my source told me they sent them to the slaughterhouse made meat after all humans can't get sick because you are eating a diseased pig is that
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true? >> some of that is true obviously, herd decimated in china, there is creating a pork shortage, and a shortage in china, obviously, we are in global supply chain that may have impact here but united states customers for years ask consumers benefited from he lower food prices than anywhere in the world where there may be some bump up we don't think impactful to american consumer. >> 2020 around the are oner. >> are we going to see if this ripples through other foods are we going to see price of food see an impact from the soaring inflation we are seeing in china does it hit chicken frequency for example. >> i don't think we will see a huge impact, great deal of america we may see some little increase in prices but we
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don't think will be significant our american farmers are so productive they can keep up. maria: you are very optimistic what about subsidies for 2020 another round because a lot of farmers here talking about that. >> farmers -- rather he -- trade in an if we get trade. >> i if we don't. well we will have to see the president obviously, very generous raft couple years called me when we had with china deal in april said we are going off to to do it again, he is prepared if need be we are not looking forward would rather have trade. >> secretary before you go. >> one more. >> okay. >> secretary before you go, did you -- >> okay, did you get a hard commitment from china to buy up to 50 billion dollars in ag products because they are saying we never said that. the problem is that is they don't want to say that outright. they estimated to the president 2w40e7b and 50 billion dollars when it comes to deal that is a problem china wants to commit behind
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door don't want to put out like we have to do in contracts that is part of the challenge. >> all right. >> we are going to wrap it up. >> thank you very much. >> maria, back to you. >> all day with farmers thank you very much. >> we are coming back to you i want more farmers in the background there looks quite active, and two pieces of nice, the agricultural secretary doesn't think food prices are going to have big impact from 250 million sick pigs swine flu in china he said chinese committed to buying the ag products not saying it here, we are going to talk china and huawei race toward 5g next.
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zeal auto workers fiat chrysler agreement green lightingr four year pact includes investing billions in u.s. manufacturing fiat chrysler lastly of tloo big three to close with a union marked by 40-day strike against general motors, former ford ceo mark is with us great to have you thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> what did you think about that done deal. >> it is very strong contract for the uaw and workers, i mean if you think about it they have a situation, unlike any other workers in america, means over next four years they have garntdz raises bonuses, health care not going up so that is pretty strong they got commitments product commitments, at the same token general motors still retain the ability to put product where they want to which is administer over time overall you know given, the whole corruption probe that is going on, in uaw you could consider it a success for the workers.
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>> dagen. dagen: now i want to ask mark about electric vehicles because the porsche same out has all electricity, cost over 00,000 dollars we knew they had 30,000 reservations for the car but 10,000 or one third customers put in from orders tesla not the only game in town, and does this change the outlook for electric vehicles porsche created this from scratch didn't go out buy. >> it you have to put in perspective porsche playing in neighborhood from pricing standpoint, and customers that are going after tesla is. the key question is what happens when he electrification in mass market in the case of porsche tesla has competition in the marketplace for their vehicles, at that market that they are playing in. dagen: to put in perspective 30 tloifshgs 10,000 firm orders only expected to make 20,000 of these cars next year, so they are in essence
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close to being oversold. >> zbleep what is going to happen on fuel standards? >> what is going to be on that, the administration put in standards picked numbers out of air 54.5, 2025 sounded precise about it air stuff where is that going to go? made cars more unsafe. >> overall, improving fuel economy every oem committed to that customers want that, i think obviously, as you know the administration, right now is pushing to roll back, some of the obama era requirements put in place. they still have not kind of decided that yet. at the same time, you have four automakers that have cut a deal so to speak, with the state of california to let less stringent requirements than obama administration. importantly those were nonbinding commitments to california this is going to play out probably next couple
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months. >> subsidies, for electronic wekz what is going is that going to get renewed. >> in a is a big question, anywhere where they have been rolled back, the sales of electrified vehicles plummeted, if you look at china for example they started rolling back their subsidies about four months ago. since then year-over-year electric vehicles in china which is a bypassing objective of the chinese government have been down between 30 and 40%. maria: let me ask you about the tariff situation the speculation that europe uk after brexit is going to be in crosshairs in terms of a deal with united states, give us your -- your views on cars coming from europe, vehicles from europe, and how that plays into the competitive landscape what would would tariff on european vehicle mean if we were to see that? >> well. >> and increase in tariffs. >> what you would see for the vehicles that are imported
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into u.s. from europe primarily luxury vehicles you are going to see prices go up. >> mercedes, bmw. >> you will see prices on those vehicles go up could impact marketplace the other impact is also parts that are coming over engines that are coming over from europe to that are used for assembly in north america. so those component parts prices could go up depending upon how the tariff is p you the in place. >> u.s. automakers would raise price of a car. >> would try -- push that on to consumer if they can't going to have to eat it margins going to suffer. >> as head of former major auto company in the united states that has been pressure from your standpoint in terms of having vehicles come into the market and taking share from ford for example have you he seen that end of it? >> playing in a little bit different part of the marketplace because when you look at types of vehicles that are coming soefr from daimler,
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bmw porsche sets u.s. automakers and running forward we didn't really kind of play in that market with the exception, of lincoln brand so it caused some pressure, but overall it will have impact on overall industry. dagen: the argument the chick tax on light trucks imported into united states has given uas you automakers cover to keep their truck suv prices high i know president trump thinks that chicken tax works was over a poultry fight with europe, by the way, that is why it is called that so again has been a benefit to u.s. aurlts last 50 some-odd years. >> it has at the same time, the foreign automakers have dwelled pickup trucks in the u.s. built them here made very little progress when you look at competitiveness of ford, gm, and ram tariffs have
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nothing to do with it they are competitive dominate the market looking at prices on producer level november ppi out lauren simonetti with numbers, over to you. >> maria, inflation clearly not an issue here, the november ppi how much will businesses paid to stock shelves unchanged expecting two-tenths percent rise year-over-year 1.1% lower than expected, looking at the core, minus food energy volatile components it fell .2% was expected to rise by .2%. and, finally, your core year-over-year number also light 1.3% expected to be 1.6%, so again market trading down on this report inflation maria not showing up in months in. >> all right we got -- an unchanged number, and markets are actually worse right now than we saw earlier, dow industrials down 63 points did you have a comment dagen.
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dagen: what are jobless claims with tight labor market you want insight into the election next year you want to watch the job market, whether lay-offs are picking up at all. >> we put jobless numbers on screen i believe because out right now may be that we got market that is lower this morning, but certainly, not a major impact. dagen: up a little bit 252000 for initial jobless claims a number to watch not worrisome but much higher than expectations. >> chief security officer huawei technologies here i have will ask about china's push to purge u.s. technology and huawei race towards 5g. >> google top trending searches of the year later this hour stay with us. ♪ oh, what a night ♪
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commitment to build part of germany's 5g infrastructure through telefonica one of the three main wireless operators amid political debate whether to allow huawei to supply equipment from mobile networks or ban it as united states has over concerns the gear could be he exploited by chinese government, joining me right now huawei technologies u.s. chief security officer andy purdy welcome back thanks for joining us. >> tell me about the deal with germany, how huawei will has secured this commitment to build 5g infrastructure. >> this is really part of the effort european union is doing germany is doing use quite a bit input from you why states to make shower factors are secured where company is headquarters, manufactured how product is evaluated how product is used how it is accessed later for repairs so forth. >> we've talked about back doors in huawei equipment where date goes back to
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chinese government, and that is part of the issue, for the united states, certainly, and others you got a o growing number of canadians opposing huawei 5g bid as china hardens stance there is a poll i want reaction to it says that 6 % respondents believe ottawa should reject huawei bid to construct next generation infrastructure would dramatically ubincrease the speed. >> if we acted what public says in surveys could lose out potential he innovation could go ahead threaten tens of thousands american jobs here, if fact is we are prepared to prove that our products are not subject to undue influence of chin government prepared to prove that when we are servicing equipment that we are not subject to the undo influence of china government can put in place mechanisms that can prove that. >> we talked about this before
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we know what civil military fusion is that is basically, a rule a law in china that any innovations any technology needs to first go to military, it is basically says huawei is a military company like any other company. >> given the sophistication of nation states like china as admiral former head of public safety homeland security said we can't employee distracted we have to do what is necessary to make america save chinese can hack into nokia ericsson products we need o mechanisms to provide assurance transparency there are no back doors in our products or ours. >> wait a second no back doors we know there are back doors andy we've gone through this 10 times we know from several situations, whether it be t-mobile, cisco i've got the list of back doors date goes back to the chinese government and, by the way, you say, we've got to make sure, that, you know, we fight this, civil
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military fusion tells everybody that you can't fight what are you going to say to xi jinping sorry don't worry about our social credit score? >> there are so -- >> key disagree on. >> there are social credit scores that are given to corporations not just individuals, what is your social credit score so that we can debate forever we can agree to disagree. you can kick my butt all over the studio and you can jump up and down until you turn blue the fact is i am telling you we can put in place mechanisms can guarantee no back doors in products to guarantee chinese government can't force to us steal data from customers that is objective facts we can approve. >> here is my facts civil-military fusion in china against the law, not to comply with -- with chinese communist party the chinese communist party members on your board chairman of the board in fact there is a social credit score for are kwhoorpgs are you
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going to del xi jinping. >> what we are going to tell him what we tell the rest of the world that we the rest of the world with world he o hopefully european union going to do this need mechanisms doesn't ballot chinese flying around if satellites the fact is we can test products as a performer principal deputy to director of national intelligence said they can test products for back doors if you test for back doors china government cannot have put back doors in or they would be found. >> that is the point they were found after they said there are no back doors the backdoor was found in t-mobile in italy backdoor in at you other products you say no back doors we find them then let me address that. >> we talked about this, the issue about vodafone italy fake news it was originally wrongly reported by vodafone you said we corrected it no vodafone italy later said we were mistaken iment was access. >> assess -- >> i encourage you call your relatives in italy. you can use my phone have them
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call vodafone. >> i'm not going to use your phone. >> have them call vodafone italy will tell you the truth, vodafone says we did not put in back doors in that product. >> when will huawei be moving entire supply chain to china on orders by the chinese government? >> i don't know any such orders. >> huawei is moving its entire supply chain to beijing, as ordereded by chinese government. >> the chief security officer andy how do you not know this. >> i never heard that before. >> you are not moving so this is this is a fact you are not moving your entire supply chain to china. >> that is right 30% supplies come from china the rest from all over the world we used to have 30% from america we've got 40,000 american jobs depending on so it hopefully we cannot cut off nose to spite face we want to hurt china so much willing to threaten american jobs it is notness. >> who is willing to hurt -- >> america saying we are not going to allow 300 companies to continue to supply, huawei, that is not case any of those
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xoenlts have national security significance, what we're willing to do we want to hurt china so much competition between china-u.s. we are willing to threaten 40,000 americans, that is crazy. >> i don't know about hurting china as much as it is about protecting the united states, for example, give me huawei's role in the tracking of chinese citizens. you facial recognition scammers all over china are they huawei cameras. >> i don't have any idea. >> you are security chief of huawei you do you want have any idea facial recognition examiners route china huawei role tracking citizens are huawei is huawei equipment in the gulag where one million uighurs are locked up. >> we smell third tatter we sell a cameras to them right now capitol hill doing important work on facial recognition, it is not public yet they are trying to figure out if facial recognition has false positives can skriement against minorities, so they
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are trying to come up with standards, independent a great idea to say what works what doesn't who can you sell these to who should you not sell these to a good thing. >> a very good thing a good point i ways talking to somebody about facial recognition told me there is about, i am going to ask you how much pictures do you think there are out there, of beam's faces, i mean you talk 300 plus million people in america, 1.2, 1.3 billion in china how many pictures would you say the database is of people's facial recognition pictures? >> got to be trillions i would think. >> trillions because like andy purdy in rain walking out of house maria bartiromo walking out of house maria bartiromo in snow right trillions of pictures. >> i think so, yeah. >> that is remarkable, the other question do you support the concept of civil-military fusion? >> i do not support -- it is not our understanding that we have to turn over technology to chinese government that is not what our leadership says.
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>> isn't chairman of your company a communist member. >> a i believe he is why yes. >> how are you not forced to turn over everything to chinese leadership when you know that you are getting a credit score, in terms of the way you operate, the company will get a credit score the end of the year, you have to comply what are you going to say to leadership in china if you were not complying andy. >> he and the rest of the leadership have said that we have never been asked to we have not had to turn over that data. >> let me ask. >> there is a new -- rule in china right now, that is the militia cybersecurity rules, gordan chang rights after all rules in place no foreign company may encrypt date no, it cannot be red by chinese government. >> they will be required to turn over encryption keyes. >> what do new rules mean. >> they don't mean anything to us we are not on data or chinese government know to share information with
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state enterprises will be able to use this information, against their foreign competitors, this was just a fact. >> our company is not subject to any law that requires us to unencrypt data turn over to chinese government. >> andy good to have you on the program i like these debates it is an education for our -- our viewers thank you for joining us andy purdy from huawei . we will be right back. i love every facet of you. you are my diamond. for the diamond in your life, there's only one diamond store. zales. it's the "you are my diamond" event. get 30 % off everything including these one of a kind deals. exclusively at zales, the diamond store
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streaming service reporting 10 million subscribers after one day analysts predicting 20 million before end of the year has disney stock flying high as well in just one month, shares of disney as you can see, are up about 8%. disney movies shell show both top two search movies wault disney studios accounted for half total list most searched movies of the year even crackers from from disney is mr. a hit crash baby yoda from disney plus original, mandalorian, the land lorian top spot for most searched babes of 2019 baby yoda, interesting how much disney was in top searches of the year. >> reaction? >> well they've demonstrated they've take place something that again, back in the 1920s, after brief period in the 60s stagnated come back strong,
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supposed to create up to 200,000 jobs, what are your expectations in terms of of the impact on usmca. >> i think going to be positive for jobs, in the trade bloc but positive here in u.s. the mostly important thing that that brings, that approval that brings certainty for business when businesses have certainty understand playing field will make investment decisions, a couple dlaeksz, there is some called rules of you origin components to assemble 75% components have to come from canada u.s., mexico. and then 40% of that have to be produced at least 16 dollars an hour for workers, so manufacturers are going to look say listen when i factor in logistics costs if imported from canadao mexico i will make it here in the u.s., i think finally, it is not so much it is less important what
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at the modernization of -- of that trade pact does it is more what it prevents just a total collapsing of the trading pattern in the marketplace. >> we talk about china, yet it is canada and members, is the real important trading bloc, one and a quarter trillion dollars. >> absolutely in in terms of partnership, let's go to a break then final thoughts from this all-star panel when we come right back. stay with us.
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maria: final thoughts from this all-star panel? steve forbes? >> while people focus on impeachment, the real big issue next year will be health care, drug prices, affordability of insurance and co-pays companies are now demanding, most of them. that's the big issue. maria: yeah. another thing left on the cutting room floor, the drug bill. mark? >> i think overall it's just the strength of the american consumer and the strength of the economy. lots of people are saying listen, this is the longest expansion ever, when is it going to die? i don't see any indications of that yet, even with all the
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political, you know, noise that's in the marketplace and customers' minds. the economy and consumers are still going strong. maria: dagen? >> meantime, the democrats in the house are trying to impeach a president because they know that he will win re-election likely because of the economy. maria: there you go. best jobs market in 50 years. we will end on that note. "varney & company" begins right now. stu, take it away. stuart: that's a good note to end on. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. we have confirmed a top level meeting at the white house coming up shortly involving all the principals in the china trade talks. of course, sunday is the deadline for either the imposition of tariffs or the rolling back of tariffs. it's a big deal for the market and for the economy. we'll follow this throughout the day. elsewhere, things are looking up for the economy next year, for the market next year and for president trump. ignore the rest of the media. they are still mired in contempt for the president and they just won't recognize prosperity when they see it. the chairman of the federal

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